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‘Secure Your Load Day’ observed nationally this week

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‘National Secure Your Load Day’ falls on Thursday of this week and aims to educate motorists on the importance of a properly secured load. 

The official ‘Secure Your Load Day’ falls on Thursday, June 6th, but states such as Washington have already launched a campaign this week reminding motorists of its importance. The day is also intended to remember and honor those who have lost their lives due to unsecured loads

“We all have a responsibility to protect one another and to protect our environment by securing cargo to prevent dangerous debris from falling on our roads,” said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

The ‘Secure Your Load’ movement began in 2004, after Washington resident Robin Abel’s daughter was nearly killed by an unsecured piece of particle board that flew through her windshield. 

“By choosing to secure all of the items in your vehicle before hitting the road, you can contribute to safer travels for everyone,” said WSP Chief John R. Batiste

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